20 Lethal Facts About Bruce Lee Very Few Know

11Wong Jack

Wong Jack

Bruce Lee had an epic private fight against a 24-year-old Shaolin Grand Master (Wong Jack) in 1964 in San Francisco. After the outcome of the fight was disputed, the Grand Master challenged Lee to a public fight, to which the easily provocated Lee never accepted.

12Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts.

13Bruce Lee death

Bruce Lee death

He died of brain edema caused by allegic reaction to a painkiller in Hong Kong at the age of 32.

14Serious back injury

Serious back injury

Bruce Lee suffered a serious back injury while attempting a good-morning (involves holding a barbell across the shoulders and bending forward, keeping legs and back straight). During his recuperation, he wrote several books on martial arts.

15Hong Kong trip

Hong Kong trip

Bruce Lee left Hong Kong for Seattle in 1958 with nothing but $100 in his pocket. He gave cha-cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during the ship ride to the US.

16Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee adopted his legendary nunchaku routine in his movies from the legendary karate master Hidehiko "Hidy" Ochiai. The two met at the Los Angeles YMCA in the mid-1960s.

17The One-Inch Punch

The One-Inch Punch

Bruce Lee mastered a technique called "The One-Inch Punch", in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel the distance of one mere inch (2.54 cm) before striking an opponent.

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18Bruce Lee statue

Bruce Lee statue

A statue of Bruce Lee was placed in Mostar, Bosnia because he was something that all ethnicities liked and could agree on. The statue was later vandalized and destroyed.



Bruce Lee was capable of doing push-ups with a 250-pound man on his back and could do push-ups with only one finger.

20Bruce's weight

Bruce's weight

Bruce Lee was almost 165 pounds at his heaviest.

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